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JANUARY 2017

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

New Year, New Goals

FEATURES

Encourage Risk, But Safely: Playground Safety From Concept to Completion and Beyond

Encourage Risk, But Safely

Playground Safety From Concept to Completion and Beyond

Ensuring kids on the playground are as safe as possible begins with smart planning and playground design, but it doesn’t stop there. Proper supervision and continual attention to maintenance are also crucial.

Heads Above Water: Lessons, Programs & Technology Help Prevent Drownings

Heads Above Water

Lessons, Programs & Technology Help Prevent Drownings

Preventing drowning is a job that takes a diverse team of people who care, from lifeguards to pool operators, swim instructors and beyond. Here’s a look at the latest in drowning prevention.

Coming of Age: Shifting Trends in Design & Programming for Active Older Adults

Coming of Age

Shifting Trends in Design & Programming for Active Older Adults

There’s been a wave of facilities and programs designed to suit the needs of older adults who want to stay active beyond their middle years. This story takes a look at how things are shaping up for facilities looking to meet the needs of this audience.

Go! Tech-Enabled Parks: From Pokemon GO to Geocaching and Beyond

Go! Tech-Enabled Parks

From Pokemon GO to Geocaching and Beyond

There’s always talk about how to get people to turn off the technology and head outside. But if you can’t beat the screen, there are ways you can incorporate it into your parks and facilities with tech-enabled fun.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Don't Slip!

Preventing Slips & Falls

Park and recreation managers interested in pool safety need to pay close attention to surfaces around pools. Tiles can become slippery, leading to accidents. But solutions are available to prevent slips and falls.

Affordable Pool Renovations

Pools are often the center of attention at recreation centers and health clubs, and if your pool is lackluster, your facility’s business may suffer. Here are some affordable ways to spruce things up.

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GUEST COLUMNS

The State of the Sports Turf Management Industry

Sports fields require attention and care to ensure playability and safety for athletes. Luckily, there’s a team of trained professionals who have the know-how to keep your fields in tip-top shape.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Delivering a Little R&R

Aviano Air Base in Italy

Military service can put stress on both those who serve and their families. Here, we take a look at how one air base in Italy is providing a tremendous range of recreational opportunities to help ease the strain.

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DEPARTMENTS

The Last Word with…

…Scott Henderson of Provo Parks & Recreation

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Shelters & Shade Structures

Lighting Products

Literature Showcase

The new year brings new products, brochures and catalogs from industry suppliers. HERE’S OUR GUIDE TO ALL THE LATEST, JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR 2017 PLANNING.

New Product Ideas